Robert Lewandowski thought Jurgen Klopp was playing him out of position

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Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has admitted that he was previously 'annoyed' at Jurgen Klopp after the enigmatic manager played him as a No.10, reports the Daily Mail. 

The Poland international, who is now recognised as one of the world's best strikers, has admitted that Klopp's decision actually improved his game. 

The striker believes that his former manager is a 'very good coach', insisting that he suits the English game. 


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Klopp, of course, has had a mixed start to life on English soil - despite cup success, his Liverpool side have failed to climb the Premier League table - but he certainly has the backing of his former star. 

When speaking about Klopp, Lewandowski told the Mail: "Once at Dortmund there was exactly the same sort of incident with his glasses. You could see when that final goal went in how emotional he is. I’ve noticed how much the Liverpool players love to work with him. I’ve seen one or two games and the reaction shows they are all united.

Annoyed at Klopp 

"He always stood up for his team and he’s a bit like a father for the players. Also, for the Liverpool fans, when they see they’ve got a coach who gives his all they’ll back him. Klopp is a very good coach. He suits English football."

"I was annoyed having to play as a No 10 instead of playing up front as the No 9. I played the whole season as No 10.

"The following season I thought about why I was in that position, then I realised my game had improved. I learned a lot and, when I played up top again, I realised playing as a No 10 had made me a better player.

"I was annoyed with him at the start but, after a year, I realised why, as I had become a different type of player. Before that I’d been a typical centre forward but that changed with the quality of the team as well."

Klopp's Liverpool will grow 

Jurgen Klopp is slowly but surely changing the dynamic on Merseyside, but he's yet to really stamp his mark on his new club. 

The revered German coach needs a pre-season and summer transfer window to really get things going. Two or three top-class additions should help him improve the Reds, who could become a force next season. 

Liverpool fans must stay patient throughout the course of this campaign, but they will be desperate to see their new manager secure his first trophy for the club in next month's Capital One Cup final against rivals Manchester City. 

Who should Liverpool sign this summer? Have your say below! 

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